Jacob’s ladder

We are asked to be like Christ. Of course, we will fall short, but that is likely to happen not because we aimed too low, but perhaps we aimed too high.

Jesus separated himself from those who believed they were “holier than thou” — the pharisees, etc., etc. — in order to be with, to serve and lead, the least of His brothers and sisters. In an amazing way, then, He does not so much stoop so low as He seeks to raise us up.

If we are to climb “Jacob’s ladder,” we better be carrying a few others on our back.

—Rev. David Else